There are so many moments during photo shoots that stay in my mind. Whether it is an expression or a shared look, there is something that sticks. Most often, it is because I'm witnessing something pure and genuine. Sometimes, it stirs a memory for me. At a recent boudoir shoot, I had one of these experiences. Kim brought her son with her to our boudoir shoot, and amidst the PVC, floggers, stilettos, and silk, this special image was captured:
Kim and her son were so perfect in this moment. So exactly as mother and child should be. It was beautiful to see and an honor to capture. Kim nursing her child and completely content. This is why I do what I do.
I am the youngest of three girls. Born to a powerful force of a mother, I was educated in the strength that women possess from an early age. I learned from my sisters, I was formed by my mother, and I was exposed to women blazing the trail. I believe in women. I believe in their ability to affect change. I believe in their compassion and their support. I would not be where I am or who I am without this foundation.
My mother, for all intents and purposes, was a single parent for much of my life. She has worked in a variety of non-profit roles throughout her career. Most of these positions were related to infant and women's public health. As a result, she has a plethora of knowledge about health and caring for infants. Needless to say, this has made her a huge advocate for breastfeeding whenever possible. One of my favorite pictures of my childhood is included here - my sisters emulating my mother as she breastfed me.
Continue to be great teachers to those around you. Continue to love and nurture your own and others. Continue to capture these moments that will live with your children, family, and friends throughout the years.
If you are interested in a nursing/infant mini-session, please get in touch. I am offering a mini-session for $75 with a DVD of select images when you book before June ends.